The 1890 US census was almost destroyed by fire. Here's what happened and what 1890 census substitute records are available.
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What a tragic loss! All the extended information gathered as well, to be lost like that, after all that work. The 2020 census had so few questions, as a genealogist, I was very disappointed in the minimal information gathering it included.
You know that was all about taking the land and didn't want record of the Indians relatives cause you always want to screw us